Monday, March 27, 2006

Chargers, Raiders on MNF

The Chargers will opens its' 2006 NFL schedule on Monday Night in Oakland. It's kind of a curious choice for ESPN and the league. There are some interesting angles: It's a great rivalry. (At least it was before the Raiders turned into the modern day Saints.) It will be quarterback Phillip Rivers first NFL start. (It is kind of the league to not start his career off against a real NFL secondary.)

But why does the league want to start its season, one of its premier games, in front of a half-empty crowd in Oakland? Obviously the league is banking that the optimism for Aaron Brooks and Art Shell's coaching—along with the general Raiders myopia—will be at an all-time high.

In fact, there is even a chance that maybe the Raiders could reach three quarters capacity for this game.

Dare to dream. So maybe it is prudent for the league to play this game early in the season when the front-running Raiders fans have not bailed out on the season as of yet.

Discuss it in The Hater Nation Forums.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are some sort of a stupid fucking asshole. Nice picture of the stadium before the game. Nobody believes this tripe you fucking pussy.

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

three things:

1. this game will be blacked out in the bay area where i may be trying to watch. fuck.

2. i'd run right through that florida cheerleader.

3. anonymous isn't very nice...speaking of fucking pussy and fucking asshole, i'd probably do both to that florida chick.

Anonymous said...

totally serious asswhipe

Anonymous said...

sorry, that too was from fi, come play with me

Other Anonymous said...

Hey, Anonymous, get a clue, it's called sarcasm.

Richard Cranium said...

It's comments like that, the first Anonymous, that make me ashamed to be a Raider fan. I mean, what else could a website called the Hater Nation be about? Why would you visit it if you didn't have a sense of humor. By the way, the Raiders are going to treat the Chargers like they were all named Aurora Snow that day. It will be glorious. There's no frontrunning Raider fans. I'll be there until the end of the season.